Conestoga news

November 11, 2013 2:20 PM

Partners for international business - Scotiabank and Conestoga

A new partnership between the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Conestoga College and Scotiabank will support a number of new initiatives to help young entrepreneurs launch and manage successful businesses here in Canada and around the world.

Chris Stager, district vice president for Scotiabank, announced today that Scotiabank will provide $300,000 for the establishment of an International Business Office as well as scholarships and support for students building their skills and experience for entrepreneurial careers.

“We are very excited to be helping Conestoga students get the advice and support they need,” Stager said. “At Scotiabank, we recognize that entrepreneurs are the backbone of the community and the country, developing new businesses that create jobs and contribute to our economic prosperity”

The new partnership includes an International Business Office that will provide outreach, advice and assistance to international students and new Canadians working to establish businesses here. Scotiabank will also provide assistance to students participating in study abroad or international work experience programs through a new Global Citizenship initiative for students in Conestoga’s degree programs in International Business Management and Architecture - Project and Facility Management.

ScotiaAnnounce.jpg Scotiabank will also sponsor a new workshop series focused on business planning and financing, and provide speakers who can advise students on setting up small businesses in the local community and across the globe.

Funding is provided through the Scotiabank Bright Future program, a global philanthropic vision that provides support for the arts, education, social services and health care.

“We are very pleased to partner with Scotiabank to support innovation and entrepreneurship across our community,” said John Tibbits, president of Conestoga. “This support will be instrumental in providing Conestoga students with the knowledge and skills required for success in today’s global marketplace.

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